What are death benefits?

Death benefits are a form of financial compensation that can be claimed from workers’ compensation in the event that a work related accident results in the untimely death of an employee. Death benefits are paid out for 400 weeks at two-thirds of the deceased employee’s weekly wage. The 400 weeks can be extended in the event that the surviving spouse becomes unable to support themselves, either because of physical or mental handicaps that occur before or on the date of the employee’s death.

The death of a spouse can represent a difficult time in anyone’s life. If you need help receiving workers’ compensation to support yourself and your family in the event of a spouse’s death, contact a compassionate and understanding Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorney of Scudder & Hedrick,PLLC, today at 910-488-1600.